Journal

Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

What Does Donor Stewardship Mean?

What Does Donor Stewardship Mean? Donor stewardship is the process of building relationships with donors after they give a gift. It aids in stewarding givers to grow in the spiritual discipline of giving. Initially, the term referred solely to the way nonprofits retain donors and turn them into ongoing supporters. The strategy essentially provides a communications plan to keep donors…
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How to Accept Donations Online for Your Church

How to Accept Donations Online for Your Church If you’re wondering how to accept donations online, it’s likely that 2020’s mandated church closings brought a stark realization to your church: If we can’t meet, how will we collect tithes and offerings? Accept Donations Online with an Online Giving Solution Obviously, you need some kind of “system,” but where do you…
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Let’s meet up at CITN2021

Let's meet up at CITN2021 The Church IT Network (CITN), a community of thousands of church and ministry IT people from around the world, is hosting their annual CITN conference on Oct 13 - 14, 2021 in Duluth, Georgia and we're excited to be one of the sponsors. Will your team be attending this year? We'll be booking quick 5…
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Church Credit Card Processing Simplified

Church Credit Card Processing Simplified If there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that credit card processing is complicated. Fortunately, the way church credit card processing works is generally no different than in other industries. All organizations that process financial transactions face the same basic structure of payment processing. But it’s the individual practices of some of the players in…
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Come join us at RX2021

Come join us at RX2021 Come join us at the Rock RMS Conference and get a water bottle plus 10 entries for a DJI Mini 2 drone. We’re busy gearing up for RX2021 next week, and wondering if you’ll be there? If so, we’d love to see you at the conference. We're giving away a free water bottle and a…
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Online Church Giving Apps: 4 Burning Questions to Ask

Online Church Giving Apps: 4 Burning Questions to Ask Wondering if online church giving apps are right for your church? Start with these 4 questions: What is an online church giving app? Though people often use the following terms interchangeably, the phrase "online church giving app" can refer to three different things: Mobile giving app intended primarily for giving on…
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Seeking the Best Church Giving Software? Ask These Questions

Seeking the Best Church Giving Software? Ask These Questions Whether you’re looking to replace your current church giving software or you’re looking into online giving for your church for the first time, you’ll improve the experience if you go into it forearmed. It's important to know your needs and set goals in place prior to your search. Comparing platforms can…
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Text to Give for Churches: The Easiest Way to Give

Text to Give for Churches: The Easiest Way to Give Text to Give for churches, a popular mobile giving platform, shines in today’s culture. Why? Because of the ‘perfect storm’ of three phenomena we’re currently experiencing: PROLIFIC MOBILE PHONE USE: Not only have 96% of American adults adopted cell phone use (Source), but their usage is astounding. The average user…
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Inspire Tithes and Offerings Online with Visual Ministry Designations

Inspire Tithes and Offerings Online with Visual Ministry Designations Is there a way to teach givers about the difference in tithes and offerings online? Dave Ramsey says, “Like llamas and alpacas, tithes and offerings are often grouped together, but they’re definitely not the same thing. A tithe is a specific amount (10% of your income) that you give first, and…
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The Best Options in Mobile Giving for Churches

The Best Options in Mobile Giving for Churches Mobile giving for churches is a hot topic right now. Everywhere you look, people are on their phones. So it makes sense that churches would wonder how important mobile should be in their overall online giving strategy. Mobile devices accounted for approximately half of Internet traffic across the globe in 2019, and…
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